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Retire to these overseas destinations to make the most of your nest egg

Retire to these overseas destinations to make the most of your nest egg

Finance
More and more, soon-to-be retirees are thinking outside of the box…and country.With older Americans increasingly focused on their future economic prospects as they approach their golden years, some are finding that they can better fulfill their retirement dreams with a move abroad. Now, 9 million American citizens reside overseas, according to the State Department.To find the most worthwhile destinations, GOBankingRates compared the cost of living, including rent, groceries and health care among other factors, in more than 100 countries worldwide based on Numbeo.com's latest Cost of Living Index Rate to determine a ranking.The destinations that scored the best were all far more affordable than the U.S. For example, the cost of living in India was just 27.65 on its scale, with New York City
Japan’s top two lavatory-makers are at last making inroads overseas

Japan’s top two lavatory-makers are at last making inroads overseas

Finance
WHEN staff at the Louvre in Paris head to the bathroom, the toilet lid opens as they approach, a warm seat heats their derrières, and, once done, their nether regions are washed and dried precisely. Selling the equipment is a coup for Toto, Japan’s biggest producer of “shower toilets”.Toto and its rival Lixil carve up the Japanese market for fancy, multi-function loos between them. At home they have market shares of 60% and 30% respectively, according to Nomura Securities, a brokerage. Yet they have struggled to win foreign bottoms over to luxuries enjoyed in Japan for many decades.Upgrade your inboxReceive our Daily Dispatch and Editors' Picks newsletters.Today 26% of Toto’s and 30% of Lixil’s revenues come from abroad (much of it from products other than shower toilets). The Japanese mar